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X Factor Joe to take on Joseph stage role

X Factor winner Joe McElderry is to play another famous Joseph on stage next year.

The 24-year-old, from South Shields, will wear the coat of many colours for a UK tour of Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

Bill Kenwright’s production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s family musical continues on its record breaking tour having sold to date an estimated 15 million tickets.

The dates and venues for the 2016 tour have yet to be revealed.


Joe McElderry wins The Jump

Something to smile about: Joe McElderry has won The Jump. Credit: PA

Popstar Joe McElderry, from South Shields, was crowned champion of Channel 4's ski challenge show The Jump tonight.

He became a substitute in the competition filmed in Austria because others were injured by the sporting challenges.

In tonight's final, Joe McElderry jumped 17.5 metres off the highest jump. He beat journalist Donal MacIntyre who jumped 13.5 metres off the middle jump.


X Factor's Joe McElderry to speak at Oxford Union

X Factor's Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union. Credit: PA wire

Former X factor winner Joe McElderry will speak at the Oxford Union later.

The 22-year-old from Westoe, South Shields is the first winner on the show to address the society.

He'll be following in the footsteps of Winston Churchill, Albert Einstein and Katie Price.

He is due to talk to students about coping with stardom, life since the X Factor, and how young artists are treated within the music industry.

Joe said: “I am a little bit nervous about giving a talk, but I feel very honoured to be asked as well.”

Hometown delight for Little Mix and Joe McElderry

Thousands of people were at Bents Park in South Shields to see Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall and Joe McElderry perform at their hometown.

“Sound Waves 2013 was an amazing event. All of the bands were outstanding and It was particularly great to see Jade, Perrie and Joe performing in front of a hometown crowd. I’m sure everyone who was there will remember it for a long time to come.”

– Cllr Alan Kerr, Deputy Leader of South Tyneside Council
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